ACTNews, SYRIA – The IDPs camps in Atmeh in Idlib Governorate, Syria, were filled with people on Thursday (5/23). The IDPs were seen sitting in rows, and large plates that contained rice and a whole roasted chicken. When the call for the maghrib prayer was heard, they immediately broke their fast.
Apart from Atmeh, the mass iftar was also held for the Syrians in Idlib City, Al-Janoudiyah, and Sarmada. From May 23 to May 27, 2019, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) handed out iftar packages to the refugees in these regions. The mass iftars in these regions were able to be held thanks to the generosity of Lina Liputri, a benefactor that frequently collaborates with ACT in various humanitarian programs.
A total of 2,500 refugees relished the delicious and nutritious iftar. Firdaus Guritno of Global Humanity Response (GHR) – ACT mentioned that the IDPs inside Syria are still in need of aid, especially during Ramadan.
“The IDPs in Idlib are still living in refugee camps. Sometimes they have to move from one camp to another unpredictably. It happens when there are attacks,” said Guritno, Monday (5/27).
Apart from Idlib, the iftar packages were also distributed in Reyhanli, a Turkish city located near Turkey-Syria border. From May 22 to 26, these iftar packages have been enjoyed by 1,500 Syrian refugees in Reyhanli city hall.